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Signed On Jul 18, 2011, 06:27
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News Comments > Co-op a "Big Focus" of Diablo III 1.0.8
4. Re: Co-op a Mar 8, 2013, 02:38 shihonage
 
Sometimes the trip back to town to sort through a bag of gear is enough of a hurdle to make somebody feel playing co-op isn't worth it. Nobody wants to be in the dungeon fighting monsters while your teammate is off in town identifying a full inventory.

A year later, they still believe that oversimplifying and overstreamlining is the answer. What a sad picture.
 
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News Comments > Tribes Ascend Game of the Year Edition
17. Re: Tribes Ascend Game of the Year Edition Feb 15, 2013, 05:50 shihonage
 
gtrogers wrote on Feb 14, 2013, 21:04:
Hi-Rez has been doing a great job of listening to their community lately. They hired a community relations guy whose job it is to relay what the fans want to the devs. This patch today has a ton of new content and I've sunk countless hours into the game since it launched. I'm a T1 and T2 veteran and am loving my time with this game. A lot of players got burned out in the first year and got frustrated with the imbalance and lack of clear communication with the devs, but that's all changed now.

If you're considering trying Tribes Ascend, or returning to it after a long hiatus, now's the time! VGH VGW VGS!

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Wow, Hi-Rez must be really desperate to revive this failure.

Ever since it exited beta, they spent several months driving away half of their playerbase by making it unplayable on 32-bit systems and ignoring large threads of complaints on their forums.

They never fixed year-old bugs and "charming" oddities, but kept piling on new ones with each new feature added. It's become an expected pattern.

I abandoned ship a couple of months ago. By the time they figured how to stop the game from crashing on 32-bit systems (at low texture quality!), server population has dropped into oblivion.

SMITE players will soon be enjoying the same kind of support as we Tribes: Ascend players did. If you want something that lasts, better stay the hell away from Hi-Rez.
 
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News Comments > Aliens: Colonial Marines Trailer
11. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Trailer Jan 31, 2013, 04:28 shihonage
 
There's a very high probability of multiplayer mechanics being completely different from single-player/coop campaign. Movement speed, as well as everything else, cannot be the same for "story" aliens as it is for "deathmatch" aliens.

Thus, judging the story version of the game by its mandatory deathmatch tack-on is pretty stupid.
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Jan 25, 2013, 22:37 shihonage
 
Diablo III has devs?  
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News Comments > Into the Black
6. Re: Into the Black Jan 19, 2013, 00:29 shihonage
 
I watched 3 seasons of The Wire, and couldn't stand it anymore after that. The sedated pacing makes Downton Abbey seem like an action blockbuster. Literally nothing happens for half a season.

Like "Scarface", "The Wire" is one of those things people mention for some kind of mythical streed cred, which resulted in it being wildly overhyped.

"Oz" was about ten times better than "The Wire", for instance.
 
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News Comments > Jay Wilson Leaving Diablo III
11. Re: Jay Wilson Leaving Diablo III Jan 17, 2013, 20:39 shihonage
 
Do they even have a bloom checkbox in the options yet? Or are we still relegated to third-party driver hacks like DarkD3?

Not that I care anymore. The game is banal-shit-boring, and the only reason it got so many sales is because of Blizzard's PRIOR reputation and momentum.

After Diablo3, this momentum stopped cold. They are now just another greedy game company, nothing more.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
16. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jan 7, 2013, 04:25 shihonage
 
I recently tried to install Windows 7 on a new HP laptop which came preinstalled with the nightmare that is Windows 8.

It is amazing, the number of walls I ran into (through BIOS, which made it a nightmare to boot from CD, through their replacement of MBR which hung Windows 7 install), the final one possibly being the worst. Just as I actually managed to install Windows 7, I discovered that HP provides no Windows 7 drivers for this laptop.

No USB/chipset driver, no wireless driver, nothing. I am sure that with scrupulous work and editing of .INF files, it may be possible to force those drivers to actually work on Win7, but the laptop wasn't mine and the person decided to simply return it.

Moral of the story: don't buy Windows 8 laptops with hopes of installing a real OS. Either find a Windows 7 laptop or bust.
 
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News Comments > Tomb Raider Multiplayer
13. Re: Tomb Raider Multiplayer Dec 29, 2012, 20:17 shihonage
 
Multiplayer is not my concern. The game itself, however, looks like Tomb of Duty - suffocatingly linear, scripted, and pretty much the antithesis of the free-roaming illusion of the real Tomb Raider games.

Just one more sad attempt of game designers trying to make movies instead of games. I suspect it will profoundly fail at generating the drama, just as hundreds of similar attempts before it have failed. Like Max Payne 3 has failed.

Games cannot out-movie movies. They should be something you play, not passively watch.
 
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News Comments > WoW 5.2 Preview
6. Re: WoW 5.2 Preview Dec 23, 2012, 04:03 shihonage
 
When WoW goes F2P I might give it another chance. They sucked enough money out of me over the years.  
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
6. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Dec 16, 2012, 02:48 shihonage
 
There's the physical processor and there's the codeset. The article should've just said "386", not "i386".

Linux has been the most amazingly backward compatible OS up to this point because it could actually run on a 386 processor. Until now.

I don't think anyone cares.
 
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News Comments > Valve Living Room PCs Next Year?
35. Re: Valve Living Room PCs Next Year? Dec 9, 2012, 18:21 shihonage
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Dec 9, 2012, 17:02:
Apparently one part of Windows 8 being a walled garden makes it a "catastrophe" but an entire box being a walled garden is A-OK if Valve does it. OK Gabe, sure. And yeah, he said "our hardware will be a very controlled environment,"

He wants to think Windows 8 is a "catastrophe" because of the completely optional Windows Store, that's his opinion and that's cool. But if Valve's going to do the same thing with the entirety of their living room box, I can't see how that's anything but hypocritical. I don't run Windows 8 and honestly, do kind of want to see Metro flop. But this seems a little two-faced to me.

Wrong.

A game console SHOULD be a walled garden. A desktop PC should NOT.

It's that simple.
 
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News Comments > New NVIDIA Reference Drivers
55. Re: New NVIDIA Reference Drivers Dec 4, 2012, 19:41 shihonage
 
Shok wrote on Dec 4, 2012, 18:29:
shihonage wrote on Dec 4, 2012, 18:20:
NVidia drivers under Win8 may be experiencing a similar problem to what's happening under WinXP.

Here's something that may work for you (the only thing that worked under XP for me, and I tried everything from safe mode to manual driver installs):

1) start normal nvidia install
2) at about 80% of the install, go to task manager and end process tree for nvidia setup stuff
3) reboot

It really works... at least on XP. There's some bug in the installer that uninstalls the driver at the very end, so stopping it beforehand works.

No, just no. That is some of the worst advice you could give someone. You don't go pulling the rug out from under an installer while it is updating device drivers. See comment 31 from Soulburner, that is the best solution here:

Soulburner wrote on Dec 4, 2012, 16:02:
To anyone that has problems with the installer failing - you have to:
1. uninstall the current drivers and reboot
2. extract the drivers installer with Winrar or 7zip
3. open Device Manager and find your graphics card. Double click it and select the "update driver" button, then point it to the extracted files
4. The system will install the driver only - reboot just in case
5. NOW, run the installer normally. It will complete without failing.

It's weird. Earlier, I've tried only uninstalling the drivers and running DriverSweeper, but that did not help.

I understand that I am just some dude on the Internet and you have no reason to believe my expertise, but I've done absolutely everything OTHER than what I posted, before resorting to it.

The aforementioned standalone driver install is one of the FIRST THINGS I tried on XP. What followed then were clean uninstalls, EVERYTHING THAT COULD BE POSSIBLY DONE IN SAFE MODE, various driver cleaners, manual scanning of registry, until I finally found the "80% abortion" method on some obscure Internet forum.

And... it WORKED. Nothing else did.

So, if this is the case with SOMEONE - where the obvious things don't work - try the 80% method. Or, you'll be stuck with old drivers. Forever.

P.S. By the time installer passes 80%, the driver installation (and associated screen blink) is long complete.
 
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News Comments > New NVIDIA Reference Drivers
46. Re: New NVIDIA Reference Drivers Dec 4, 2012, 18:20 shihonage
 
NVidia drivers under Win8 may be experiencing a similar problem to what's happening under WinXP.

Here's something that may work for you (the only thing that worked under XP for me, and I tried everything from safe mode to manual driver installs):

1) start normal nvidia install
2) at about 80% of the install, go to task manager and end process tree for nvidia setup stuff
3) reboot

It really works... at least on XP. There's some bug in the installer that uninstalls the driver at the very end, so stopping it beforehand works.
 
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News Comments > Dead Space 3 Preorders
6. Re: Dead Space 3 Preorders Dec 3, 2012, 22:52 shihonage
 
Dead Space was the kind of game where you enter a room and a door closes as you approach it.

Telekinesis the door - nothing.
Put a wheelchair in the door - it pops out.
Try to blow up the adjacent plasma reactor - it's invincible.

The correct solution? There's a giant button on the side you have to press. When you press it, there's a Quicktime Event of a monster jumping at you, and during that event only Telekinesis works. When you miss the timing by 1 nanosecond, you're not hurt, but insta-dead.

Then you enter a giant room with a telekinesis charger which screams "boss encounter", and sure enough, no surprise there, you have your big-stupid boss encounter where you mostly run around the columns and pew-pew at the boss.

Dead Space franchise has been pretty shit so far. Clumsy controls (controlling Isaac Clarke is an experience not unlike escorting your uncle from the room after he had too much to drink), generic story, janitorial "quests". Countless monsters spawning directly BEHIND YOU make Doom 3's more conservative use of same mechanic suddenly seem like a pinnacle of game design.

The game is a good example of a modern "straitjacket gameplay" experience, where you basically walk in a straight line and do the exact things in exact sequence the devs wanted you to do. No side-stepping, no imagination allowed! Macht Schnell!

Dead Space 3 and its radical changes in direction - outdoor area, crazy-ass co-op idea - give me some glimmer of hope.

Some.
 
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News Comments > Zombies and Zombies Demo
5. Re: Zombies and Zombies Demo Dec 3, 2012, 14:59 shihonage
 
I bought it to test out the whole Desura thing and uh... the game.

The game doesn't really handle all too well, and there's no "going toward/away from camera" animations in this isometric engine, but the amount of environmental destruction is impressive.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
9. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 16, 2012, 02:02 shihonage
 
It's funny how under a "liberal" President America gets all kinds of suspect borderline-dictatory shit, like the airport TSA, surveillance drones, "cybersecurity" bills, constant secrecy, "tzars" that let him game the checks and balances of the system...

Still waiting until people wake up to the fact that Obama is not a classic Liberal but an actual hardcore Leftist, of dictator variety, made of the same cloth as the guys who ruled my former home - the Soviet Union.

"It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed." - Vladimir Lenin
 
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News Comments > Crysis 3 Trailer
23. Re: Crysis 3 Trailer Nov 15, 2012, 17:46 shihonage
 
Crysis 1 was an excellent breath of fresh air until I got to the Descent level.

Then I finally wrestled myself out of it, only to end up in the aforementioned winter level.

Then I quit.

All I ever wanted is a Crysis 1 where you are always in the outdoors.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
34. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 13, 2012, 20:04 shihonage
 
Julie Larson-Green is the she-devil behind everything that's gone wrong about Microsoft user interfaces since 2007.  
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News Comments > StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm in March 2013
28. Re: StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm in March 2013 Nov 13, 2012, 20:01 shihonage
 
Blizzard still thinks someone cares. So adorable.  
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News Comments > NVIDIA Beta Reference Drivers
2. Re: NVIDIA Beta Reference Drivers Nov 13, 2012, 00:01 shihonage
 
Translation: "we fixed some crap in our programming that made Black Ops 2 run 26% slower than it should".

Smug
 
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